MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Blockbuster Deals That Could Cause a Major Power Shift

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MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Blockbuster Deals That Could Cause a Major Power Shift
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Now that baseball season is over, it's time to enjoy the holiday season by turning on the infamous Hot Stove.  While we wait for the epic main course that is MLB free agency, let us enjoy a fine appetizer of some trade rumors that could really cause the balances of power to shift within both leagues.  Every team out there has a need and this winter, some may stop at nothing to fill it.

One name that's sure to be tossed around is that of Justin Upton.  After an off season in 2012, it's perfectly possible that Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers could look to deal him for a package of prospects that would help the team in the long run.  However, would it be worth the cost of his best player?

No matter how you look at it, this is a time that sees a lot of MLB GMs pull off some epic trades and this year, some high-profile players are on the table.  If any of these rumored deals are pursued, the final standings are going to look a lot different next season.

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